Peter Evans Partnership | Award-winning development – Royal William Yard
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PEP worked on planning consent at award-winning development Royal William Yard

Award-winning development – Royal William Yard

We are all very pleased to congratulate Urban Splash on their award-winning development. In January they received the top award at the 2020 Insider Residential Property Awards for their place-making work at Royal William Yard development in Plymouth.

PEP has a long history with Royal William Yard. Peter Evans, who founded the Partnership, was originally appointed some 15 years ago by the developer Urban Splash, to prepare a site-wide Transport and Car Parking Strategy in conjunction with Plymouth City Council.

Significantly, PEP has worked on a range of planning applications since the beginning of the award-winning regeneration project. The yard was originally constructed between 1825 and 1831 as a British Navy ‘victualling’ facility. The navy’s food, drink and supplies were processed here. Designed by Sir John Rennie, it comprises what is possibly the most important group of historic military buildings in Britain.

Ferguson Mann the original architects on the project have won numerous awards for their work. This includes the RIBA Conservation Award in 2006.

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Today the redevelopment of a number of grade I- and grade II-listed buildings on the historic 15-acre military site is now the location for 215 apartments, plus restaurants, bars, offices, artist spaces and a boutique B&B.

In 2019 permission was granted for a cinema in the Melville building (the centrepiece of the whole site). And planning consent is being sought for residential townhouses within the Factory Cooperage building. Located at the western end of the yard, the Grade I Listed Cooperage takes the form of two concentric quadrangles. There’s also a larger perimeter building and smaller central block.

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